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October 5th, 2012
Ontario Speed Skating Association
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Rule D3-100
Rule D3-100 listing equipment has been updated, make sure you have all the required equipment to race safely as this now includes ankle protection.
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Check out the OSSA Board report of the SSC AGM for more information about safety updates.


London Extended
Registration for the London meet being held next weekend has been extended to Sunday October 7th.  Please support this meet as they have worked hard to get ready for the first event of the year.

For more information about the extension visit our homepage.


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OSSA has a standalone welcome banner available for clubs to borrow! It is free to use, all you need to pay for is the cost to ship it back to OSSA. Let us know if you are interested in using it!
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Welcome our Skaters' Representatives!
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We have two experienced skaters and great volunteers who have stepped up!

skaterPlease join us in thanking Philippe Bergeron and Blake Sullivan for volunteering to be this year's skaters' representatives to the Technical Committee.  Philippe will be representing the interests of long track skaters while Blake will speak for short track skaters.  Please be sure to say hello if you see them at the rink!  If you would like to learn more about Philippe and Blake visit our Development page.


Team Ontario Coaches Wanted!
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Are you interested in coaching Ontario skaters at national level meets? Then we want to hear from you!  OSSA is now accepting applications for coaching assignments for long track and short track events during the 2012-13 season.

Complete the application form and send with the required paperwork to Sarah Leslie by Friday, October 12th. 

There are also mentoring opportunities for new coaches and assignments for team managers.
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Intact World Cup Podium Tracker

On October 2nd Jordan Belchos, a national team member, visited the Kawartha Quarks in Peterborough to help celebrate a $1000 grant awarded to the club as part of the Podium Tracker program. There to present the cheque to club President Simon Barker was Warren Ting, Intact Insurance business development manager for the Durham region. For local coverage of the event check out the article in today's Peterborough Examiner.
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Many Ontario clubs have benefited from the World Cup Podium Tracker program over the past two seasons. Check out PodiumTracker.ca for details on the program and to see if your club won a grant. Tell us about it or send photos to show us what your grant has meant to your club! Better yet, send Intact a note to let them know how grateful you are for their support.


Tel: (705) 652-9490
         Fax: (705) 625-1227
Email: ossa@ontariospeedskating.ca



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